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COUILLARD BECOMES FIRST QUEBEC PREMIER TO VISIT ISRAEL OFFICIALLY

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard began his trade mission to Israel with a visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard began his trade mission to Israel with a visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem

Close to 90 representatives of Quebec’s business, as well as research and cultural, sectors, depart this week for a six-day trade mission to Israel and the West Bank, led by Premier Philippe Couillard, the first sitting premier from Quebec to visit Israel in an official capacity.

The trip’s emphasis is on innovations that can be commercialized, especially those related to information technology, biotechnology, aerospace and agribusiness – areas that both the province and Israel excel in.

“This mission represents major progress, following many years of discussions, and is truly historical,” said Ziv Nevo Kulman, Israeli consul general to Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, who is accompanying the mission.

“We expect that this visit will lead to a major breakthrough in commercial and scientific ties, as a result of the signing of substantive bilateral agreements.

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